Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project
On April 13, 2023, Dr. Schalk provided a brief history of the National Black Women’s Health Project and how the organization articulated and enacted Black disability politics within their Black feminist health activism. This talk is excerpted from the book Black Disability Politics, which explores Black activist and cultural worker engagement with disability as a political and social issue.
Dr. Sami Schalk is an associate professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on race, disability and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined (Duke 2018) and Black Disability Politics (Duke UP 2022). Schalk is also a fat Black queer disabled femme, public intellectual and pleasure activist.